The purpose of heightened security is purely to humiliate, coerce and control
Monday, Nov 22nd, 2010
The total destruction of inalienable rights and freedoms currently being enacted by TSA government overlords in the name of fighting terrorism has now reached fever pitch. Here we detail the top ten TSA transgressions and ask, who are the real terrorists?
“Hands up, this is a stick up”
Every traveler who is forced to walk through a naked body scanner is made to raise their hands above their heads. This puts out the subconscious notion that everyone passing through the machines is guilty by default and has been caught by the authorities engaging in a law breaking act.
Many of the images used by the TSA and the media as publicity shots for the scanners depict concealed weapons.
The real purpose of the scanners is to encourage submission and break the will of the people.
“We have an opt out”
The procedure for dealing with any sheep that strays from the flock in refusing to walk through the radiation spewing naked body scanner is to pull them out of line, whilst yelling “we have an opt out”.
The person is then subjected to molestation in full view of all other queuing travelers. This serves as a warning to those looking on that compliance is their best option.
“I love those gigantic t**s”
There have been scores of cases of TSA workers abusing their positions by making lewd comments and humiliating travelers by sniggering and laughing at their naked bodies.
One of the most disturbing, which is subject to an ongoing lawsuit, involved a 21-year-old college student from Amarillo Texas. The woman was passing through security at Corpus Christi airport on May 29 2008 when she was subjected to “extended search procedures” by the TSA.
“As the TSA agent was frisking plaintiff, the agent pulled the plaintiff’s blouse completely down, exposing plaintiffs’ breasts to everyone in the area,” the lawsuit said. “As would be expected, plaintiff was extremely embarrassed and humiliated.”
TSA workers continued to laugh and joke about the incident “for an extended period of time,” leaving the woman distraught and needing to be consoled. After the woman re-entered the boarding area, TSA workers continued to humiliate her over the incident.
“One male TSA employee expressed to the plaintiff that he wished he would have been there when she came through the first time and that ‘he would just have to watch the video,’” the suit said.
The woman filed an administrative claim against the TSA but was forced to launch a full lawsuit after the agency failed to respond.
The incident bears similarities to a 2002 case involving a pregnant woman who had her breasts exposed by TSA agents in public. Her husband was thrown in the airport jail for complaining about the treatment of his wife.
“Please remove your breasts”
A Charlotte-area flight attendant and cancer survivor contacted WBTV after she says she was forced to show her prosthetic breast during a pat-down.
She says two female Charlotte TSA agents took her to a private room and began what she calls an aggressive pat down. She says they stopped when they got around to feeling her right breast… the one where she’d had surgery.
“She put her full hand on my breast and said, ‘What is this?’. And I said, ‘It’s my prosthesis because I’ve had breast cancer.’ And she said, ‘Well, you’ll need to show me that’.”
Stripping teenage girls with prosthetic legs, people with artificial knees and making women pull out their nipple rings with pliers is also entirely “professional” according to the TSA. Leaving a bladder cancer survivor covered in his own urine is just another day for the TSA.
“I am God”
The ritual abuse and humiliation of innocent passengers at the hands of TSA thugs has been going on for at least nine years. We hear stories just about every week from people who go through traumatic and degrading experiences at the hands of low grade morons in TSA uniforms.
The TSA’s website claims that the agency displays the characteristics of a “professional workforce”. If you consider screaming “I am god, I’m in charge,” as one TSA agent at LAX did earlier this year, then you also probably think that discriminating against the elderly and disabled by subjecting them to intense harassment and debasement, while physically attacking women, is also perfectly reasonable.
“Let me see inside your pants”
New TSA “pat down” measures introduced at the end of last month for people who refuse the dangerous naked body scan involve TSA agents using the front of their hands and literally cupping and squeezing women’s breasts and men’s testicles. As USA Today reported, “The searches require screeners to touch passengers’ breasts and genitals.”
Radio host Owen JJ Stone, who had a TSA agent put his hand inside his pants and touch his backside and genitalia, has not indicated he will pursue charges, but has vowed instead to use his treatment as an example of why the TSA needs to be stopped in its tracks or abolished altogether.
Another lawsuit against the TSA involves Jon Corbet, a businessman and frequent traveler who is so infuriated by the plethora of cases where TSA workers have sexually groped passengers, squeezing breasts and genitals, that he has filed a lawsuit in federal court in Miami requesting an injunction against the TSA to prevent them from touching private areas without reasonable suspicion.
Corbet writes about his lawsuit on a blog entitled TSA Out Of Our Pants.
“Having grown up in New York and personally seeing the smoke rise from the towers that morning in 2001, I know the threat of terrorism is real, and I know we must defend ourselves. This does not mean that the Constitution should be ignored, and indeed, the TSA has plenty of alternative screening procedures that are less invasive. Besides the privacy issue, there have been health issues raised as to the radiation produced by the imaging devices, as well as efficacy issues, with no good studies having been done to show that this imagery makes us any safer,” writes Corbet.
Other cases involve an ABC producer who described a TSA agent groping inside of her underwear as “worse than the gynecologist,” a woman being lifted off her heels via her vagina, and several cases of women having their skirts lifted up and their private areas groped in public.
“I need to touch your child’s genitals”
As we have continually highlighted, children are not exempt from the kind of experiences described above.
Video of TSA agents searching a shirtless 5-year-old boy has become an internet sensation. A Utah man reportedly removed his son’s shirt during the screening process after the boy was too shy to let TSA agents search him.
Other descriptions detail the ongoing strip searching of children in airports.
As reported by Reuters, parents are now demanding that the procedures be changed for children, after witnesses have described their children’s genitals being touched by men and women working for the TSA.
“I didn’t think it was going to be as horrible as he was describing,” one father noted after an agent told him what he was going to do to the child before conducting the full body search.
“At some point the terrorists have won.” the father added.
While the TSA suggested that children under 12 are to be made exempt from such procedures, reports from parents suggest this is not the case.
This despite the fact that the TSA has a woeful history when it comes to conducting adequate background checks for their own employees, which has allowed sex criminals to get jobs as pat down agents.
Who are the terrorists?
Section 802 of the U.S. Patriot Act, titled “Definition of Domestic Terrorism,” provides several definitions of domestic terrorism, including this one:
“The term `domestic terrorism’ means . . . activities that appear to be intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population.”
Jeffrey Goldberg, a national correspondent for The Atlantic, recently got a TSA agent to admit that the prospect of genital groping is being used as a means of coercion. In an Oct. 29 posting, Goldberg wrote:
I pointed out to the security officer that 50 percent of the American population has no balls (90 percent in Washington, D.C., where I live), so what is going to happen when the pat-down officer meets no resistance in the crotchal area of women? “If there’s no resistance, then there’s nothing there.”
“But what about people who hide weapons in their cavities? I asked. I actually said “vagina” again, just to see him blush. “We’re just not going there,” he reiterated.
I asked him if he was looking forward to conducting the full-on pat-downs. “Nobody’s going to do it,” he said, “once they find out what we’re going to do.”
In other words, people, when faced with a choice, will inevitably choose the Dick-Measuring Device over molestation? “That’s what we’re hoping for. We’re trying to get everyone into the machine.” He called over a colleague. “Tell him what you call the back-scatter,” he said. “The Dick-Measuring Device,” I said. “That’s the truth,” the other officer responded.
So given this by no means extensive list of TSA transgressions, ask yourself who is actually terrorizing the American people?
Steve Watson is the London based writer and editor at Alex Jones’ Infowars.net, and regular contributor to Prisonplanet.com. He has a Masters Degree in International Relations from the School of Politics at The University of Nottingham in England.
This article was posted: Monday, November 22, 2010 at 11:28 am